The Seagraves Family

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Benjamin Franklin Seagraves, Sr.

Male 1897 - 1964  (67 years)


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  • Name Benjamin Franklin Seagraves 
    • The Seagraves surname presented for this person is based on the dominant spelling found in the various records researched, but primarily on the name carved on the person's gravestone. HOWEVER, for the common variations of the Seagraves family name of which there are over 20, such as Cegrave(s) Segrave(s), Seagreave(s), Seegrave(s), Segrove(s), Seagrove(s), etc. all of which have been given the Seagraves spelling for clarity and ease of analysis.
      Certain variations are used so consistently within a family that they have been retained in this analysis, specifically, SAGRAVES (which also includes Sagrove(s)) and SEAGRAVE. Sagraves was adopted by the early settlers of eastern Kentucky about 1800. Seagrave was the version brought to Massachusetts by the John & Sarah Seagrave family who settled there about 1725.
      The Seagraves version is the most common found (about 39%) of all those found on the 1940 census.
      A discussion of the name spelling variations can be found on the Home Page of this website.
    Suffix Sr. 
    Born 30 May 1897  Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    1900 census 1900  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Benjamin F. Segraves, 3, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, son of Byram H. and Lucinda Segraves. 
    1910 census 1910  Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Benjamin F. Segraves, 11, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, son of Byram H. and Lucinda M. Segraves. 
    Military Service 31 May 1918  [2
    Ben served in the US Army during WW I from 31 May 1918 to 15 Mar 1919 in Co. G, 11th Depot BN, SIGC. 
    Marriage #1 5 Jun 1919  Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3
    Benjamin married Guida Esther Davidson.  
    1920 census 1920  Oklahoma City, Ward #2, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Ben F. Seagraves, 22, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee. 
    Residence 1920  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Benjamin F Seagraves is listed with wife, Guida Seagraves, as residing at 1033 E. 8th St., Oklahoma City Ward 2. 
    Marriage #2 8 Feb 1921  Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Benjamin married Thelma D. King. 
    1940 census 1940  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    recorded as Ben F. Seagraves, 42, born in Texas, resided in same place in 1935, mail clerk in publishing house; Katherine R. Seagraves, wife, 34, born in Oklahoma, resided in same place in 1935. 
    Child born first child born: Betty Lee Seagraves, in an unknown location.  [1
    Child born second child born: Benjamin Franklin Seagraves, Jr. in an unknown location.  [1
    Marriage #3 Abt 1945  [1
    Ben married a Kathryn LNU in an unknown location. 
    Residence 1949  Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Benjamin F Seagraves is listed with wife, Kath R., as residing in Oklahoma City. 
    Death notices 25 Dec 1964  North Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5
    Benjamin died at age 67 of acute congestive heart failure. 
    Died 25 Dec 1964  North Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    • Since Ben is buried in Oklahoma it is likely that he died there.
    Buried Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I991  Seagraves Database
    Last Modified 18 Sep 2016 

    Father Byram Henry Seagraves,   b. 6 Apr 1848, Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jun 1933, Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Lucinda M. Waldron,   b. 26 May 1858 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 30 Apr 1879  Macon County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Guida Esther Davidson,   b. 1898 
    Married 5 Jun 1919  Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F353  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Thelma D. King 
    Married 8 Feb 1921  Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Last Modified 12 Mar 2016 
    Family ID F354  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 3 Kathryn R. LNU,   b. Abt 1906, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Betty Lee Seagraves  [Birth]
     2. Benjamin Franklin Seagraves, Jr.  [Birth]
    Last Modified 5 Oct 2015 
    Family ID F355  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 30 May 1897 - Roanoke, Denton County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1900 census - recorded as Benjamin F. Segraves, 3, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, son of Byram H. and Lucinda Segraves. - 1900 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1910 census - recorded as Benjamin F. Segraves, 11, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee, son of Byram H. and Lucinda M. Segraves. - 1910 - Denton County, Precinct #4, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #1 - Benjamin married Guida Esther Davidson. - 5 Jun 1919 - Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 5 Jun 1919 - Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1920 census - recorded as Ben F. Seagraves, 22, born in Texas, both parents born in Tennessee. - 1920 - Oklahoma City, Ward #2, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Benjamin F Seagraves is listed with wife, Guida Seagraves, as residing at 1033 E. 8th St., Oklahoma City Ward 2. - 1920 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarriage #2 - Benjamin married Thelma D. King. - 8 Feb 1921 - Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 8 Feb 1921 - Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google Maps1940 census - recorded as Ben F. Seagraves, 42, born in Texas, resided in same place in 1935, mail clerk in publishing house; Katherine R. Seagraves, wife, 34, born in Oklahoma, resided in same place in 1935. - 1940 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsResidence - Benjamin F Seagraves is listed with wife, Kath R., as residing in Oklahoma City. - 1949 - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath notices - Benjamin died at age 67 of acute congestive heart failure. - 25 Dec 1964 - North Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 25 Dec 1964 - North Kansas City, Clay County, Missouri Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Memorial Park Cemetery, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, United States Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S304] Personal History of Milton Paul Seagraves.

    2. [S70] U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs BIRLS Death File, 1850-2010, (Ancestry.com).

    3. [S324] Oklahoma County Marriage Records, 1889-1951, Book 32, p 584.

    4. [S62] U.S. City Directories, 1821-1989, (Ancestry.com).

    5. [S810] Missouri Death Certificates, (Missouri Digital Heritage.com).